Friday, March 25, 2011


"So, a bunch of us around the country are thinking about who would be a really good company to hate? We decided that would be JP Morgan Chase."

Economic Terrorism
Stephen Lerner used to be an exec at the SEIU, and he recently was caught on tape calling for economic terrorism, total chaos in the US, and rebuilding with a socialist government ala Cloward-Piven's infamous scheme. These academics realized that the typical Marxist plan of the poor rising up to overthrow the wealthy just wasn't going to happen in the US, so they worked out a plan by which so many people could get onto the welfare rolls and depend on the government that the economy would collapse, allowing the left to rebuild in a socialist utopia.

Lerner called for a similar sort of economic chaos, by collapsing wall street and the major bankers and through that destruction rebuild America, all in the name of "social justice." In his speech, Lerner laid out some of the plan:
We have a very simple strategy:
  • How do we bring down the stock market
  • How do we bring down their bonuses
  • How do we interfere with their ability to be rich...
So a bunch of us around the country think who would be a really good company to hate we decided that would be JP Morgan Chase and so we are going to roll out over the next couple of months what would hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street.

And so what we are looking at is the first week in May can we get enough people together starting now to really have an week of action in New York I don't want to give any details because I don't know if there are any police agents in the room.
The Service Employees International Union recently put Lerner on administrative leave, not because they thought he was a radical extremist plotting economic terrorism, but because he allocated funds to begin this plot without asking them. How many people like this are in the SEIU and other leftist bastions is a matter of some speculation.

However, something Lerner said in his speech stands out and hasn't been commented on much:
Unions are almost dead. We cannot survive doing what we do but the simple fact of the matter is community organizations are almost dead also.
This is an admission that the old strongholds of leftist power are crumbling. His complaint is only a partial admission however. Looking around the modern culture of the west, and in particular the United States, you can see things are even more dire than he admits.

Entertainment has for decades been a leftist stronghold as well, with the tilt in the last two decades becoming ever more obvious and defiant. Yet as the internet expands, more people find their entertainment online than in the movie theater, on the radio, and on the television. With Netflix and other on-demand operations, people are able to pick exactly what they want, when they want it, and avoid what they're handed by the entertainment giants. Book publishers are seeing more and more authors go to self-publishing online with e-books for a greater share of their work's profits and more freedom to publish what they wish.

The news media, particularly newspapers, but in all establishment news branches, is in bad shape. Even the biggest and most prestigious newspapers such as the New York Times are collapsing due to lost advertising revenues and circulation. Recently the LA Times admitted that studies show more people get their news off the internet than from newspapers. For decades, the left has been able to rely on most news outlets to be at least sympathetic to their viewpoint if not an open advocate for it. As the power and influence of these organizations wanes, so does the left's power to control information and news.

Academia is even in trouble, as colleges and universities are starting to face budgetary troubles of their own. With the ever-increasing cost of a college education, many are starting to wonder if its worth going into debt for decades to get a degree.

And one of the strongest tools of the left was the black church, where leftist ideas and fear of their opponents were delivered all too often along side the word of God. The left deliberately worked with black activist pastors in the 60s and afterward to push their viewpoint of white racism, Republican evil, and socialism's promises from the pulpit. As fewer and fewer people go to church and as blacks are exposed to more and more information that challenges and refutes what they've been told, this hold is weakening as well.

Add to all this the "Roe Effect" in which leftists are murdering their offspring and selfish hedonism prompts them to not have children to interfere with their fun/careers/self fulfillment or what have you, and you have a significant loss to the power and future of the left in America.

Has their time come and gone? And what happens next? And most significantly, when the more conservative traditional elements of western culture were overthrown in the 1960's, they had enough patriotism and belief in absolute right and wrong to give up cultural control without destroying the whole playground. Can anyone trust the left to do so, if that happens to them?


Jewel said...

The death throes of this cult are going to kill a lot more people before it is finished dying.

Anonymous said...

Leftist ideology is, broadly put, based on envy, and operates through stoking resentment. When is the human emotion of envy going to vanish from the planet?

I'll go along with Jewel to this extent--the American species of these miserable parasites will not be taught manners and maturity without much bad trouble and pressure dressings.

Mike James

Christopher Taylor said...

No ideology entirely vanishes, but they wax and wane with time, gaining ascendency then falling behind another temporarily. I believe the leftist 60s revolution is on the wane, but what will supplant it?